sewage sludge

Biomass to Gasoline Production Plant Dedicated in Texas

Biomass to Gasoline Production Plant Dedicated in Texas

BRYAN, Texas, November 7, 2008 (ENS) – Texas Governor Rick Perry was on hand today for the dedication of a unique biofuels conversion facility in Bryan, about 70 miles northwest of Houston. The new facility built by Terrebon, LLC will confirm the scaled-up, commercial feasibility of the company’s MixAlco technology, which converts non-food biomass into…

New Jersey Bond Sale Funds 67 Water Infrastructure Upgrades

New Jersey Bond Sale Funds 67 Water Infrastructure Upgrades

TRENTON, New Jersey, October 31, 2008 (ENS) – Chairman of the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust Robert A. Briant, Sr. Thursday announced the sale of over $128.4 million in bonds to help finance 67 environmental protection projects worth more than $300 million across the state. These projects will provide new or upgraded drinking water and…

U.S. Could Derive 20 Percent of Transport Fuel From Waste

U.S. Could Derive 20 Percent of Transport Fuel From Waste

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, October 15, 2008 (ENS) – Researchers at Purdue University are proposing a new “flexible” approach to producing alternative fuels, hydrogen and electricity from municipal solid wastes, agricultural wastes, forest residues and sewage sludge. They say the new approach could supply up to 20 percent of transportation fuels in the United States annually.…

Fix Agreed for Landfill Fouling California, Southwest Drinking Water

Fix Agreed for Landfill Fouling California, Southwest Drinking Water

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, August 8, 2008 (ENS) – The operator of a closed landfill near Las Vegas that has been leaking contaminants into the lake that provides drinking water to Las Vegas, Phoenix and southern California has agreed to construct and operate a $36 million remedy for the site and to pay a $1 million…

New England Fish Chowder, Hold the Mercury, Please

New England Fish Chowder, Hold the Mercury, Please

BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 31, 2007 (ENS) – A plan by the Northeast states to lower mercury levels in fish throughout New England and New York has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. The plan calls for a 98 percent reduction from 1998 levels of mercury from atmospheric sources in order to make…